Brazil's inflation should quicken in January - finance minister

viernes 9 de enero de 2015 09:19 GYT

BRASILIA Jan 9 (Reuters) - Inflation in Brazil should accelerate in January with upcoming annual increases in school tuition and bus fares, Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said on Friday.

Levy, who officially took over the post on Monday, said the government will limit spending to help the central bank achieve its goal of bringing inflation back to the 4.5 percent center of the official target in late 2016.

He answered to questions posted in the government's "Portal Brasil" Facebook page. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)